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us: Sample, Joe

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    • us: Sample, Joseph Leslie
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1939-02-01
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2014-09-12
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Houston (Tex.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Houston (Tex.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Texas Southern University
        • Organization: (naf) Crusaders (Musical group)
    • Gender

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Jazz
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Pianists
            (lcsh) Jazz musicians
        • Sources

          • found: Turrentine, S. Everybody come on out [SR] p1976: container (Joe Sample, electric piano)
          • found: New Grove dict. of jazz (Sample, Joe (Joseph Leslie); b. Feb. 1, 1939, Houston; pianist)
          • found: New York times (online), viewed Sept. 15, 2014 (in obituary published Sept. 14: Joe Sample; b. Joseph Leslie Sample, Feb. 1, 1939, Houston; d. there Friday [Sept. 12, 2014], aged 75; became a jazz star in the 1960s as the pianist with the Jazz Crusaders and an even bigger star a decade later when he began playing electric keyboards and the group simplified its name to the Crusaders)
          • found: African American National Biography, accessed April 20, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Sample, Joe; jazz musician, pianist; born 01 February 1939 in Houston, Texas, United States; studied piano at Texas Southern University; formed the Swingsters, renamed the Modern Jazz Sextet, finally the Jazz Crusaders and moved to Los Angeles (1960); signed with Pacific Jazz label; recorded his first set as a leader, Fancy Date album (1969); changed the group's name to Crusaders (1971-1987); freelanced in the 1970s and 1980s as a studio musician and a solo artist; led twenty albums (1978-2012); unaccompanied piano solos, Soul Shadows, was released (2004))
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          • 1990-10-22: new
          • 2015-09-07: revised
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